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    Orville Wright Kitty Hawk Signed Postcard Photo image of the "First Man-Flight", 6.25" x 4.25", Dayton, Ohio, January 25, 1929. Black and white image of the Wright brothers' first flight at Kitty Hawk, NC, on December 17, 1903. This photocard and the accompanying transmittal envelope were both apparently custom designed and produced for use in responding to autograph requests.

    Following the death of his brother Wilbur in 1912, Orville carried their legacy alone towards an exciting future. He built an aeronautics laboratory and dedicated himself to developing and inventing aeronautical devices and equipment. He also stayed active in the public eye, promoting aeronautics, inventing, and utilizing such marketing tools as the image offered here, which has been signed by Wright at lower left.

    A small tear at upper center and creases along the lower edge affect only the white borders of the image. Paper clip crease at upper left of border. Very good condition. Accompanied by Orville Wright's imprinted transmittal envelope which features a five-cent air mail stamp. Envelope shows occasional wear along edges; small tear at upper center edge. The image has been attached to the envelope, and the envelope is attached to a 7.75" x 7.75" backing board.

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    June, 2009
    16th-17th Tuesday-Wednesday
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